Period
to 17 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Microservices skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microservices over the 6 months to 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 117 274
Rank change year-on-year +59 +157 +395
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 7,782 4,897 2,410
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.73% 2.80% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.20% 3.05% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 6,148 4,045 1,963
UK median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -4.76%

Microservices is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 149,712 160,336 174,348
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.03% 91.56% 90.86%
Number of salaries quoted 119,082 126,510 145,216
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Microservices as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microservices.

Salary trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microservices over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microservices within the UK over the 6 months to 17 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +56 7,354 £65,000 +4.00% 1,310
London +45 4,581 £70,000 - 768
UK excluding London +105 3,088 £55,000 +10.00% 606
South East +59 919 £55,000 - 170
North of England +131 769 £50,000 +5.26% 174
Midlands +104 468 £54,000 +27.06% 92
North West +101 449 £52,500 +10.53% 93
East of England +133 327 £55,000 - 41
Yorkshire +107 279 £47,500 -9.52% 59
South West +24 277 £55,000 +14.68% 65
Scotland +96 251 £52,500 - 44
West Midlands +61 247 £52,500 +23.53% 50
East Midlands +109 227 £55,000 +22.22% 42
Wales +44 77 £55,000 +22.22% 14
North East +19 43 £42,500 +6.25% 22
Northern Ireland +9 11 £42,500 -39.29% 6

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, IT jobs citing Microservices also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Microservices.

1 5,018 (64.48%) Agile Software Development
2 3,991 (51.29%) Java
3 2,632 (33.82%) Amazon AWS
4 2,465 (31.68%) DevOps
5 2,433 (31.26%) TDD
6 2,286 (29.38%) JavaScript
7 2,104 (27.04%) Docker
8 2,040 (26.21%) Microsoft Azure
9 1,998 (25.67%) Software Engineering
10 1,983 (25.48%) C#
11 1,963 (25.22%) .NET
12 1,902 (24.44%) Spring
13 1,836 (23.59%) SQL
14 1,808 (23.23%) Finance
15 1,689 (21.70%) AngularJS
16 1,553 (19.96%) Continuous Integration
17 1,515 (19.47%) Scrum
18 1,483 (19.06%) RESTful
19 1,480 (19.02%) Web Services
20 1,403 (18.03%) REST
21 1,321 (16.98%) HTML
22 1,252 (16.09%) React
23 1,243 (15.97%) Git (software)
24 1,231 (15.82%) NoSQL
25 1,212 (15.57%) Java 8
26 1,203 (15.46%) Python
27 1,187 (15.25%) CSS
28 1,179 (15.15%) Jenkins
29 1,132 (14.55%) MVC
30 1,126 (14.47%) Test Automation

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 462 (5.94%) Elasticsearch
2 281 (3.61%) Confluence
3 265 (3.41%) CMS
4 258 (3.32%) Apache Spark
5 175 (2.25%) Apache
6 171 (2.20%) Cloud Foundry
7 147 (1.89%) Tomcat
8 137 (1.76%) WebSphere
9 122 (1.57%) JBoss
10 108 (1.39%) EPiServer
11 107 (1.37%) Sitecore CMS
12 96 (1.23%) SharePoint
13 91 (1.17%) WebLogic
14 68 (0.87%) OpenStack
15 65 (0.84%) Apache Solr
16 57 (0.73%) NServiceBus
17 48 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 40 (0.51%) Mule
18 40 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 38 (0.49%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (0.22%) Chatbot
2 13 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (0.14%) Maya
4 10 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.13%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.077%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.064%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.051%) Open Workbench
8 2 (0.026%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (0.026%) HipChat
8 2 (0.026%) Snapchat
9 1 (0.013%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.013%) Mingle
9 1 (0.013%) Weka
Business Applications
1 92 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 60 (0.77%) SAP Hybris
3 56 (0.72%) Payment Gateway
4 44 (0.57%) Eloqua
5 11 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
6 10 (0.13%) Magento
7 9 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
8 8 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
8 8 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
8 8 (0.10%) thinkFolio
9 7 (0.090%) Actimize
9 7 (0.090%) Distributed Ledger
9 7 (0.090%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 6 (0.077%) Oracle Applications
10 6 (0.077%) Oracle Retail
10 6 (0.077%) SDL Web 8
11 5 (0.064%) BASE24
11 5 (0.064%) Eagle PACE
11 5 (0.064%) Front Arena
11 5 (0.064%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2,632 (33.82%) Amazon AWS
2 2,040 (26.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 579 (7.44%) Google Cloud Platform
4 412 (5.29%) PaaS
5 400 (5.14%) Serverless
6 382 (4.91%) SaaS
7 247 (3.17%) GitHub
8 243 (3.12%) OpenShift
9 221 (2.84%) IaaS
10 189 (2.43%) Cloud Computing
11 147 (1.89%) AWS Lambda
12 145 (1.86%) npm
13 138 (1.77%) AWS CloudFormation
14 102 (1.31%) IBM Cloud
15 89 (1.14%) Amazon S3
16 88 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
17 39 (0.50%) Amazon SQS
18 37 (0.48%) Slack
19 32 (0.41%) Office 365
20 25 (0.32%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 201 (2.58%) HTTP
2 103 (1.32%) Firewall
3 69 (0.89%) VPN
4 58 (0.75%) TCP/IP
5 51 (0.66%) Internet
6 33 (0.42%) DNS
7 23 (0.30%) AMQP
8 21 (0.27%) Software-Defined Networking
9 19 (0.24%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
10 16 (0.21%) SMS
10 16 (0.21%) SNMP
11 15 (0.19%) Broadband
12 13 (0.17%) SSH
13 12 (0.15%) SSL
14 11 (0.14%) FTP
15 10 (0.13%) VLAN
16 9 (0.12%) DHCP
17 8 (0.10%) Intranet
17 8 (0.10%) IPv4
17 8 (0.10%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,231 (15.82%) NoSQL
2 1,090 (14.01%) SQL Server
3 816 (10.49%) MongoDB
4 608 (7.81%) Big Data
5 523 (6.72%) MySQL
6 493 (6.34%) PostgreSQL
7 484 (6.22%) Relational Database
8 318 (4.09%) Apache Cassandra
9 266 (3.42%) Hadoop
10 229 (2.94%) RDBMS
11 192 (2.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 190 (2.44%) Redis
13 165 (2.12%) Blockchain
14 98 (1.26%) Couchbase
15 87 (1.12%) CouchDB
16 86 (1.11%) Oracle Database
17 79 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
18 74 (0.95%) Cosmos DB
19 73 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
20 66 (0.85%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 1,243 (15.97%) Git (software)
2 1,179 (15.15%) Jenkins
3 596 (7.66%) Maven
4 542 (6.96%) JIRA
5 449 (5.77%) Selenium
6 364 (4.68%) Octopus Deploy
7 362 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 353 (4.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 341 (4.38%) TeamCity
10 324 (4.16%) JUnit
11 294 (3.78%) Cucumber
12 283 (3.64%) Gradle
13 273 (3.51%) Visual Studio
14 242 (3.11%) Subversion
15 176 (2.26%) Visual Studio Team System
16 169 (2.17%) Vagrant
17 145 (1.86%) gulp
18 136 (1.75%) Mockito
19 130 (1.67%) Ant
20 124 (1.59%) Mocha
General
1 1,808 (23.23%) Finance
2 661 (8.49%) Banking
3 520 (6.68%) Retail
4 320 (4.11%) Games
5 267 (3.43%) Marketing
6 178 (2.29%) Front Office
7 171 (2.20%) Investment Banking
8 151 (1.94%) Law
9 148 (1.90%) Financial Institution
10 129 (1.66%) Advertising
11 111 (1.43%) Telecoms
12 83 (1.07%) Back Office
13 71 (0.91%) Publishing
14 59 (0.76%) Automotive
14 59 (0.76%) Manufacturing
15 53 (0.68%) Retail Banking
16 46 (0.59%) Electronics
17 37 (0.48%) Legal
18 20 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
19 19 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4,186 (53.79%) Developer
2 1,955 (25.12%) Java Developer
3 1,187 (15.25%) Senior Developer
4 1,018 (13.08%) Architect
5 876 (11.26%) Software Engineer
6 808 (10.38%) .NET Developer
7 641 (8.24%) C# Developer
8 591 (7.59%) Senior Java Developer
9 465 (5.98%) Java Engineer
10 406 (5.22%) Solutions Architect
11 393 (5.05%) C# .NET Developer
11 393 (5.05%) DevOps Engineer
12 333 (4.28%) Lead Developer
13 329 (4.23%) Software Developer
14 318 (4.09%) Full Stack Developer
15 306 (3.93%) Java Software Engineer
16 275 (3.53%) AWS Developer
17 235 (3.02%) Agile Developer
18 220 (2.83%) Senior .NET Developer
19 217 (2.79%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,963 (25.22%) .NET
2 1,902 (24.44%) Spring
3 1,689 (21.70%) AngularJS
4 1,483 (19.06%) RESTful
5 1,480 (19.02%) Web Services
6 1,403 (18.03%) REST
7 1,321 (16.98%) HTML
8 1,252 (16.09%) React
9 1,187 (15.25%) CSS
10 1,121 (14.41%) Spring Boot
11 1,102 (14.16%) Node.js
12 747 (9.60%) ASP.NET
13 691 (8.88%) HTML5
14 683 (8.78%) ASP.NET Web API
15 625 (8.03%) .NET Core
16 572 (7.35%) Hibernate
17 560 (7.20%) Kafka
18 523 (6.72%) jQuery
19 522 (6.71%) SOAP
20 447 (5.74%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 832 (10.69%) Greenfield Project
2 751 (9.65%) Fintech
3 552 (7.09%) Computer Science
4 472 (6.07%) User Experience
5 335 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
6 330 (4.24%) Mobile App
7 288 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
8 257 (3.30%) Cloud Native
9 256 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
10 165 (2.12%) Algorithms
11 157 (2.02%) Public Cloud
12 140 (1.80%) N-Tier
13 110 (1.41%) Hedge funds
14 98 (1.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 95 (1.22%) Management Information System
16 94 (1.21%) Cyberthreat
17 90 (1.16%) Data Structures
18 87 (1.12%) Blog
19 85 (1.09%) Virtual Team
20 84 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,038 (13.34%) Linux
2 327 (4.20%) Windows
3 268 (3.44%) Unix
4 147 (1.89%) Android
5 127 (1.63%) Apple iOS
6 64 (0.82%) CentOS
7 55 (0.71%) Ubuntu
8 53 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 29 (0.37%) Windows Server
10 21 (0.27%) Debian
11 18 (0.23%) Solaris
12 14 (0.18%) FreeBSD
12 14 (0.18%) Mac OS
13 9 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (0.10%) CoreOS
15 4 (0.051%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.051%) Nucleus RTOS
15 4 (0.051%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.039%) Amazon Linux
16 3 (0.039%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,018 (64.48%) Agile Software Development
2 2,465 (31.68%) DevOps
3 2,433 (31.26%) TDD
4 1,998 (25.67%) Software Engineering
5 1,553 (19.96%) Continuous Integration
6 1,515 (19.47%) Scrum
7 1,132 (14.55%) MVC
8 1,126 (14.47%) Test Automation
9 1,071 (13.76%) SOA
10 1,045 (13.43%) BDD
11 906 (11.64%) Open Source
12 889 (11.42%) Problem-Solving
13 820 (10.54%) Continuous Delivery
14 776 (9.97%) OO
15 679 (8.73%) Mentoring
16 568 (7.30%) E-Commerce
17 535 (6.87%) SOLID
18 472 (6.07%) Continuous Improvement
19 467 (6.00%) SDLC
20 438 (5.63%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 3,991 (51.29%) Java
2 2,286 (29.38%) JavaScript
3 1,983 (25.48%) C#
4 1,836 (23.59%) SQL
5 1,212 (15.57%) Java 8
6 1,203 (15.46%) Python
7 522 (6.71%) Scala
8 456 (5.86%) Go
9 402 (5.17%) PHP
10 372 (4.78%) Ruby
11 293 (3.77%) T-SQL
12 273 (3.51%) TypeScript
13 209 (2.69%) Bash Shell
14 190 (2.44%) C++
15 184 (2.36%) C
16 149 (1.91%) PowerShell
17 126 (1.62%) Kotlin
18 120 (1.54%) Shell Script
19 117 (1.50%) Groovy
20 114 (1.46%) Perl
Qualifications
1 826 (10.61%) Degree
2 261 (3.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 86 (1.11%) Master's Degree
4 75 (0.96%) Security Cleared
5 68 (0.87%) AWS Certification
6 60 (0.77%) SAFe Agilist
7 39 (0.50%) SC Cleared
8 24 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
9 22 (0.28%) RHCE
9 22 (0.28%) RHCSA
10 21 (0.27%) ISEB
10 21 (0.27%) ISTQB
11 16 (0.21%) TOGAF Certification
12 15 (0.19%) BPSS Clearance
12 15 (0.19%) PhD
13 10 (0.13%) DBS Check
14 8 (0.10%) MCP
14 8 (0.10%) MCPD
14 8 (0.10%) MCSA
15 7 (0.090%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 462 (5.94%) QA
2 55 (0.71%) GDPR
3 23 (0.30%) SLA
4 20 (0.26%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.13%) PSD2
6 9 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.090%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.077%) WCAG
9 5 (0.064%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (0.064%) PA-DSS
10 4 (0.051%) COBIT
10 4 (0.051%) ISO 20022
10 4 (0.051%) PMO
11 3 (0.039%) SEPA
12 1 (0.013%) ISO 8583
12 1 (0.013%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 2,104 (27.04%) Docker
2 109 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
4 33 (0.42%) Active Directory
5 20 (0.26%) HDFS
6 19 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
7 18 (0.23%) Hyper-V
8 12 (0.15%) iptables
9 11 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 9 (0.12%) XenServer
11 8 (0.10%) KVM
11 8 (0.10%) Varnish
12 7 (0.090%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (0.064%) etcd
13 5 (0.064%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 5 (0.064%) XenApp
14 4 (0.051%) vSphere
15 3 (0.039%) Apache Flume
15 3 (0.039%) VirtualBox
15 3 (0.039%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1,119 (14.38%) Kubernetes
2 736 (9.46%) Ansible
3 616 (7.92%) Terraform
4 545 (7.00%) Puppet
5 490 (6.30%) Opscode Chef
6 133 (1.71%) Consul
7 130 (1.67%) Docker Swarm
8 124 (1.59%) Salt
9 100 (1.29%) Packer
10 98 (1.26%) Grafana
11 86 (1.11%) Graphite
12 84 (1.08%) Kibana
13 74 (0.95%) Nagios
14 68 (0.87%) ZABBIX
15 58 (0.75%) Opsview
16 53 (0.68%) Rundeck
17 51 (0.66%) Prometheus
18 37 (0.48%) Mesos
19 31 (0.40%) logstash
20 23 (0.30%) Rancher
Vendors
1 718 (9.23%) Microsoft
2 606 (7.79%) Oracle
3 540 (6.94%) Google
4 226 (2.90%) Red Hat
5 173 (2.22%) SAP
6 147 (1.89%) IBM
7 127 (1.63%) Splunk
8 126 (1.62%) VMware
9 123 (1.58%) Sitecore
10 101 (1.30%) Atlassian
11 88 (1.13%) MuleSoft
12 83 (1.07%) hybris
13 76 (0.98%) Nintex
14 65 (0.84%) New Relic
15 60 (0.77%) RedGate
16 57 (0.73%) Xamarin
17 56 (0.72%) ServiceNow
18 55 (0.71%) AppDynamics
19 54 (0.69%) Apigee
19 54 (0.69%) TIBCO